Instant Overnight Oats Base

Overnight Oats without the “Overnight” – This Instant Overnight Oats Base is the perfect quick and easy foundation for all of your favorite overnight oats flavors.  It’s ready to utilize in only 1 hour!

If you were to cross traditional overnight oats with a chia pudding, the result would be these tasty chilled oats; They’re more creamy and less chewy due to the quantities of yogurt and chia seeds, though the key feature is the use of Quick Oats instead of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats.  They absorb liquid much more quickly, readying them for your favorite toppings and mix-ins right away!

If you’ve never done overnight oats before, here are a few flavor ideas:

Fresh Strawberries and Peanut Butter

Fresh Blueberries and Honey

Dark Cherries and Chocolate Chips

Bananas and Peanut Butter

Roasted Peanuts, Chocolate Chips, and Honey

Freeze Dried Berries and Sunflower Seed Butter

Fresh Berries and Coconut Flakes

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Quick Oats

1/2 Cup Cold Water

2 Tbsp Chia Seeds

1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (I used nonfat)

1 Tbsp Maple Syrup

Directions:

Stir all of the ingredients together in your container of choice

Cover and refrigerate for approximately 1 hour or until the oats and chia have sufficiently absorbed enough liquid (You will be able to tell, it will appear more solid)

Top with/stir in your desired flavor components

Enjoy!

Ingredient recommendations linked!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Perfect for the autumn season (or any day really!), this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is for anyone with a serious morning sweet tooth. The texture is that of a thick and creamy oatmeal, all overflowing with melty chocolate chips in a base of pumpkin and cinnamon fall flavor!

Due to the heavy chocolate presence, you only need the lightest drizzle of maple syrup and pinch of sea salt on top of your serving. It’s already quite sweet, but the flavors really pop with these light toppings!

The best part – All of the ingredients are mixed right in the pan!

Servings: About 5

Ingredients:

1 15 oz Can Pumpkin Puree (plain, not pumpkin pie mix)

1/3 Cup Honey

2 Cups Rolled Oats

1 Cup Oat Milk

1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (I used nonfat)

2 Tsp Saigon Cinnamon

1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (I used 54% Cacao)

Oil To Grease The Pan (I used Avocado Oil)

Maple Syrup And Sea Salt To Taste

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°

Lightly grease a 9×13 pan with the oil

Pour the pumpkin puree directly into the pan

Add the honey and evenly combine the two

Pour in the oats, oat milk, and greek yogurt, and stir everything until evenly combined

Add in the cinnamon and combine again

Add the chocolate chips and gently mix in

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the liquid has absorbed and the top and edges look a bit more solid

Let cool to a safe temperature, and top each serving with maple syrup and (a pinch) of sea salt to taste

Enjoy!

[Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container, or in the cooking dish itself if well-covered. To freeze, cut into pre-portioned amounts, store in a sealed freezer-safe container, then simply reheat in the microwave once ready to eat.]

Ingredient recommendations linked!

Sunbutter Berry Overnight Oats

Don’t throw out your nearly empty Sunbutter, Peanut Butter, or Nut Butter jars!  They make the perfect vehicle for overnight oats to go!  This breakfast is perfect for a grab-and-go meal when you’re traveling or heading off to work or school.

It doesn’t get any easier: Simply add your ingredients into the jar, combine, refrigerate, and serve.  It’s creamy, filling, not overly sweet, and filled with nutrient-dense ingredients!

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

The End Of A Jar Of Sunbutter

1/2 Cup Rolled Oats

1 Tbsp Chia Powder

1/3 Cup Whole Milk Plain Greek Yogurt

1 Cup Freeze Dried Raspberries

1/2 Cup + 2 Tbsp Water

(Optional) Extra Sunbutter for serving (from your next jar!)

(Optional) Sweetener of choice such as a dash of honey

Directions:

Add the oats, chia powder, and greek yogurt into the jar

Stir with the water, making sure to incorporate any remaining Sunbutter coating the jar

Stir in the dried raspberries

Refrigerate covered for about 24 hours

Once ready to eat, enjoy topped with extra Sunbutter, fresh or additional freeze dried berries, and/or optional sweetener of choice

Ingredient recommendations linked!